By Study Inn

We are delighted to announce that we have joined forces with the UK’s student mental health charity, Student Minds, to enhance student mental health support across our centres.

The partnership will see our residents access mental health and wellbeing resources and engagement activities. We will also invest in Student Minds’ Student Mental Health in Accommodation Settings training course for our Guest Relations and Centre Managers team, as well as fundraising campaigns. Furthermore, we are currently recruiting for a Student Experience Manager role which will focus on developing and delivering initiatives and strategies to further boost our resident students’ experience.

We have focused on resident wellbeing since our inception in 2009 and our latest generation of properties re-affirm our deep-rooted focus on student wellbeing and life experience.

Our state-of-the-art communal facilities include wellness spa; sauna and steam room; hot beds; gym and yoga studio; cinema room; pool and table tennis, which contribute to students’ wellbeing and facilitate interaction amongst residents.

We also run an industry leading monthly social events programme with plenty of opportunities to learn something new and de-stress. Due to the current pandemic, these events are taking place virtually with a wide range of themes including fitness workouts; yoga and meditation classes; craft classes, cooking lessons; climate change webinars; and poetry reading to name a few.

Our residents benefit from extra services including weekly welfare checks; 24/7 on-site management; pastoral care; and superfast Wi-fi to support online learning at no additional cost so that students feel safe and supported throughout their stay.

We currently rank #1 for best student accommodation provider in BristolNottingham and Loughborough on student community platform Student Crowd, a website that helps students make informed decisions based on trustworthy reviews.

Commenting on the partnership, Matt Shakespeare, Managing Director at Study Inn said: “Students have been faced with unique challenges to university life during the coronavirus pandemic and we are focused on increasing our support so residents can thrive during their university years. We chose Student Minds as our official charity partner because their expertise and experience in student mental health will guide us in this important mission.”

Alice Cooper, Corporate Funding Officer at Student Minds commented, “We are delighted to welcome Study Inn on board as part of our corporate partnership family. We’re very grateful for Study Inn’s support and look forward to shaping our partnership over the next year to champion student mental health together.”